Modernist architecture is still a big focus for artists – as long as its Eurocentric and male-dominated history can be rewritten while its buildings are celebrated. Frieze Live is one of the fair's m
In 1972, a young Mrinalini Mukherjee began making sculpture with fiber in New Delhi, India. At the time, fiber and similar textiles were mostly unrecognized as materials possessing artistic merit by h
The revelatory genius of the late Indian sculptor Mrinalini Mukherjee (1949-2015) is laid bare in Phenomenal Nature, currently on at the Met Breuer, New York, where more than 50 sculptures made of f
At Frieze art fair next week, among thousands of artworks, it will be difficult for any one artist to stand out. But the sensual beauty and formal rigour of the works of Rana Begum, the British-Bangla
Between Wimbledon and the FIFA World Cup, there's been plenty of distractions from London's unusually Mediterranean weather of late.
The fifth installment of NMWA's Women to Watch exhibition series, Heavy Metal, is presented by the museum and participating national and international outreach committees. The exhibition showcases
To coincide with the 57 th Venice Biennale, London-based artist Shezad Dawood launches his new body of work from 7 May to 24 September 2017. The work Leviathan is a ten-part film cycle that will u
The giant squid, democracy, mental health, migration—big beasts, one and all. And each plays a role in Leviathan, a cycle of 10 films by artist Shezad Dawood that traces links from human activity t
'Art Brussels believes in galleries that support their artists throughout their evolution... We are definitely not interested in showing work in a supermarket-like style.' We speak with Anne Vierstrae
The London-based Bangladeshi artist, an alum of Chelsea College of Art & Design and the Slade School of Fine Art, was awarded the coveted prize last October, receiving a bursary of $100,000 to realise
Since the introduction of the computer, many new styles have evolved, and the creative industries have seen an increase in digital artwork and image manipulation. Digital art dates back to the 1970s,
The London-based artist Shezad Dawood will unveil the first three episodes of an epic ten-part film cycle called Leviathan in Venice next May. The narrative—focusing on issues
A new and innovative outdoor work by Bangladeshi-British artist Rana Begum is currently installed at King’s Cross, marking the start of a new series of public commissions for the area. No.700 Reflectors, Cubitt Sq. 2016 occupies the full length of Lewis Cubitt Square, measuring 50 metres long and three and a half metres high. The...
Kalimpong, the Indian city that is the subject – and title – of Shezad Dawood’s first show with Timothy Taylor, is a real place rich with fantastical histories. Located in West Bengal in the Himalayas between Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Bangladesh, the site was a meeting ground throughout the 20th century for spies and government...
It may be devoted to the very latest in contemporary art, but there’s also more than a whiff of nostalgia at this year’s Frieze London which breaks new ground by devoting an entire section to the Nineties – a time which still seems really quite recent to some of us. Channelling the collegiate spirit of an era when artists...
A slew of superstar curators, including ones from the Tate Modern, the Pompidou and the Rubin, are now on board for the upcoming Dhaka Art Summit. The huge biennial of South Asian art, now in its third iteration, will be held in the capital of Bangladesh February 5 through 8, 2016. The show will include commissioned solo works by Lynda...
PM Rana, can you tell me something about the influences, both artistic and otherwise, that have been significant in the development of your practice?' RB I remember one particular day as a ch
Who could have imagined that the long-awaited consecration of Mrinalini Mukherjee’s achievement as a sculptor would coincide with a closure of the most final kind - that the perspective opened up by the major exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi of her work in natural fiber, ceramic, and bronze, elaborated over the last...